BC Literary Calendar

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  • Mon
    06
    Feb
    2017
    Sun
    05
    Mar
    2017

    Words and Images: On-line Ekphrastic Writing workshop - REGISTER NOW

    Are you a writer with a strong interest in visual art? Or, are you an artist wanting to enrich your connection with writing?
    Learn about ekphrastic writing: writing about another art form; for example, music, dance, or painting. The writing may describe the work, but, more importantly, it seeks to enrich it. For this online workshop, participants will write about some selected pieces of art using varying approaches in different writing exercises. Once familiar with these approaches, participants will write about a favorite piece of art, their own creation, or someone else’s work. The Instructor will help the participant deepen and enhance their writing with suggestions. Both writers and artists will benefit, as this workshop encourages taking a fresh look at one's usual creative outlet.

    Instructor: Naomi Beth Wakan website | contact
    Four Weeks: February 6 to March 5, 2017
    Fee: $160 US
    Enrollment Limit: 8
    Naomi Beth Wakan is a personal essayist and the Inaugural Poet Laureate of Nanaimo. She has authored over fifty books, most recently, On the Arts, a series of essays on various aspects of creativity based on pieces she has written for Still Point Arts Quarterly. She lives on Gabriola Island in British Columbia, Canada.
    TO REGISTER: https://www.shantiarts.co/workshops/workshops_register_wakan_ekphrastic.html

  • Mon
    13
    Feb
    2017
    Mon
    20
    Mar
    2017
    1 PM - 3:30 PMMcMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC

    Join this weekly workshop which continues for six weeks and learn how to get started writing your memoirs. Register early. This workshop always sells out.

    http://www.wordweaver.info/workshops.html

  • Wed
    01
    Mar
    2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pmVancouver Public Library - Central Branch - 350 W. Georgia Street, Vancouver

    Explore the many identities, cultures, sights, and scents of the West Coast with readings from three of its most promising young authors: Jen Sookfong Lee (The Conjoined), Carleigh Baker (Bad Endings) and Kevin A. Couture (The Lost Animal Club). Free -RSVP
    recommended.

    http://vanwritersfest.formstack.com/forms/incite

  • Sat
    04
    Mar
    2017
    9:00am-3:30pmUFV Campus 33700 Prentis Avenue, Mission BC V2V 7B1

    How Dreams Influence Writing: Features workshops, speakers, readings and more. Presenters - Jordan Abel, Michelle Vandepol, Daniela Elza, Rob Taylor, Sylvia Taylor, and Robb Lucy.
    http://www.lifetimelearningcentre.org/events-by-type/writers-and-readers-festival/10th-annual-mission-writers-readers-festival/

  • Fri
    17
    Mar
    2017
    Sun
    19
    Mar
    2017
    Swanwick Centre, Metchosin, BC

    A residential writing retreat in a beautiful natural setting. Your writing guides (Marie Maccagno and Janet Sheppard) use the Amherst Writers & Artists' Method for generating fresh writing and sharing our words in a powerful interactive process. Contact  maccagno.marie@gmail.com for more information

  • Fri
    17
    Mar
    2017
    7PM-9PMShoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney

    The Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival Spring Reading Series continues with an evening with authors Tilar Mazzeo and C.C.
    Humphreys. Dr. Tilar Mazzeo is the author of numerous works of narrative nonfiction, and several of her books have been New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Los Angeles Times bestsellers. Her latest book, Irena’s Children, is the remarkable history of a “female Schindler,” Irena Sendler (1910-2008), who saved more than 2,500 Jewish children from the Nazis. Chris (C.C.) Humphreys is an actor and writer of historical novels.His newest book is Fire, a thrilling reimagining of the events of the 1666 Great Fire of London.
    http://www.sidneyliteraryfestival.ca/

  • Mon
    20
    Mar
    2017
    Wed
    22
    Mar
    2017
    1:00 pmLoon Lake Lodge & Retreat Centre, Maple Ridge, BC

    3-day, self-directed retreat for writers who are working on long projects and need time away from the routine. Single room and all meals included. Contact pandorabee1@gmail.com for more information.

  • Tue
    21
    Mar
    2017
    Tue
    28
    Mar
    2017
    464 South Fletcher, Gibsons, BC

    Whether you plan to self-publish your writing or to send it to a publisher or agent, it first should be edited. Even if you hire an editor, a round of self-editing will make that person’s job easier—and less costly—and it will strengthen you writing voice. This workshop will show you how to unify your manuscript, streamline its language, and eliminate errors. The workshop looks at substantive editing, stylistic editing, copy editing, and voice development.  http://artsbuilding.org/events/writerly-art-of-self-editing/

  • Fri
    23
    Jun
    2017
    Mon
    03
    Jul
    2017
    La Romita School of Art, Terni, Umbria, Italy

    In this ten-day poetry writing retreat you will be inspired in structured writing sessions through the poems of master poets and
    other creative prompts to write unexpected poems that stretch you as a writer. And what better place to be stretched than Italy – its
    sights, sounds, smells and tastes - which you will discover through our many out trips from our home base - La Romita School of Art.

    Open to writers of all levels of experience this retreat will take care to maintain a constructive balance between facilitated writing
    sessions, lots of quiet times for writing and our out trips to some of the remarkable places near and far-near from La Romita including,
    Rome, Assisi, Perugia, Spoleto and some of the many towns that dot the hilltops of Umbria, each with their own special features and
    histories.
    Facilitator Profile

    Richard Osler lives in Duncan, on Vancouver Island, Canada, where he
    leads more than 100 poetry writing workshops/retreats a year as a
    poetry facilitator at an addiction recovery centre and in other
    locations with writers in Canada and the U.S. Since November 2010 he
    has written a poetry blog (recoveringwords.com) on average twice a
    month.


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